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Howto verify how many days are remaining of keyless

Created: 19 Sep 2012 • Updated: 26 Sep 2012 | 9 comments
Zahid.Haseeb's picture
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Expected environment

Solaris = 10

SFHA = 6

Query

Howto verify how many days are remaining of keyless

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mikebounds's picture

Have you tried:

 

vxkeyless -v display
 
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VCS             Cluster Server

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Swapnil_Patankar's picture

Hi Zahid,

For keyless licensing, the user is required to configure the host with a VOM CS within 60 days.
Otherwise the product will periodically log messages to syslog, warning the user about the number of days left for compliance.

For Solaris, you can look in /var/adm/messages to find the most recent entry similar to the following:

"WARNING V-365-1-1 This host is not entitled to run Veritas Storage Foundation/Veritas Cluster Server.
As set forth in the End User License Agreement (EULA) you must complete one of the two options set forth below. To comply with this condition of the EULA and stop logging of this message, you have N days to either:
- make this host managed by a Management Server (see http://go.symantec.com/sfhakeyless for details and free download), or
- add a valid license key matching the functionality in use on this host using the command 'vxlicinst' and validate using the command 'vxkeyless set NONE'.
"

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Swapnil
 

mikebounds's picture

Maybe vxlicrep will show you remaining days.

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Zahid.Haseeb's picture

swapnil I only want to verify how many days I left so that I can do quick effort in enabling new licenses. This will help as a reminder

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Swapnil_Patankar's picture

Hi Zahib,

Regarding your comment about '...enabling new licenses', I would like to make sure that there is no confusion between 'Demo' keys and Keyless keys.

1. Demo keys, as the name suggests have an expiry (demo end date). This can be seen using vxlicrep as Mike suggested.

2.Keyless keys are Permanent keys with no expiry. The primary purpose of keyless keys it to make it easier for our customers to deploy/use our product (Please see http://go.symantec.com/sfhakeyless for keyless FAQ).
For keyless licensing, we require the user to configure VOM CS, for tracking purposes.
As I mentioned earlier, this has to be done within 60 days.
Beyond the 60 days, the product will still continue working, but the user will be in violation of EULA.
The only way to calculate how many days the user has to configure VOM is by looking at the syslog messages.
For example if the last entry was dated yesterday, and shows 50 days remaining, It would mean 49 days are left from today.

 

Best Regards,
Swapnil
 

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Hi Zahib,

Did my reply answer your question?
If so, would you please mark it as solution?

Best Regards,
Swapnil
 

Zahid.Haseeb's picture

Thanks all for kind reply. Yes its informative. Swapnil Marking your post as solution :)

But I amazed that this can work even above 60 days.

(feedback: This may be exploited. If a person dont want support and just utilize the product then he/she can safe the cost of buying)

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arangari's picture

:) I am sure that no customer is would be interested in getting into trouble for their business critical applications, without having any support from HA vendor.

 

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Amit Rangari

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